[New Open] Kiefer’s Cafe

To tell you the truth, when I first heard about Kiefer's Cafe, I wasn't excited. Another souffle pancake shop? I thought. Shiawase no Pancake down in Sendai was already bad enough, I didn't need more popular pancakes shops in Akita. But pancakes are a thing in Japan, and souffle pancakes are probably the epitome of … Continue reading [New Open] Kiefer’s Cafe


On April 12th, Starbucks released their #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO (yes, the hashtag and no spaces and capital letters are included!) to a great and overwhelming success. I, like many other people living in Japan, was looking forward to trying this beauty of a drink. Strawberry sauce, strawberry whipped cream and powder, and a strawberry Frappuccino based drink … Continue reading Starbucks Series: #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO


Hey guys, sorry for the super late post, as my computer was down with problems for quite a long time! Hopefully, I'll get back into the swing of things from now! -------------- Andante, one of my favorite places in Akita City, and the one I often recommend to my friends, is a charming little cafe … Continue reading Andante


The outside of Conmigo is already a eye-catching dark brown-black, almost the shape of what you would expect a church to look like. Located in Hiroomote and near Tegata, the surrounding buildings are more classy than you would expect from the other side of Akita Station. Conmigo is an atelier and cafe, as they offer … Continue reading Conmigo

Starbucks Series: Cake Topped Frappuccinos & Shaken Watermelon Passion Tea

One of the newest additions to the limited time only line of Starbucks drinks includes the Chocolate Cake Topped Frappuccino with Matcha Shot. Starbucks probably wanted to hop on the creative toppings bandwagon that seems to take over Instagram lately. The Matcha Shot version released June 14, the Coffee Shot version released on June 23, and … Continue reading Starbucks Series: Cake Topped Frappuccinos & Shaken Watermelon Passion Tea